New York Office

UN Environment’s New York Office is a devoted bridge builder, specialized in establishing and maintaining critical links with the UN Secretariat, UN organizations and entities headquartered in New York, Permanent Missions to the UN, civil society organizations, academic institutions and others.

The New York Office provides strategic policy guidance in the context of the UN’s work on sustainable development. With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our New York Office is even more relevant with the follow-up and review of the Agenda and the strengthening of links between the UN Environment Assembly and New York-based mechanisms, including the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). Satya S. Tripathi is UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office at UN Environment.


Mind the gap - Temperatures rising

The goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as agreed at the Conference of the Parties in 2015, is to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Meet our Director

Satya S. Tripathi is UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office at UN Environment. A development economist and lawyer with over 35 years of varied experience, Mr. Tripathi has served with the UN since 1998. Learn more


Monday, 13 April 2020, 3:00 p.m. - POSTPONED
Joint thematic event, convened by the President of the General Assembly and the President of the Economic and Social Council, on the theme "Accelerated implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the Least Developed Countries to leave no one behind" (resolution 74/232)

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - CANCELLED
High-level interactive panel on anti-microbial resistance

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 and Thursday, 16 April 2020 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - CANCELLED
Intergovernmental consultations on the declaration for the 2020 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14

Contact us

UN Environment, New York Office
2 UN Plaza, Rm. DC2-803, 323 E. 44th St., New York, NY 10017
Phone:  212-963-8210   Fax:  212-963-7341
Email:  unepnyo[at]